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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Discussion Time!

Here is the official discussion post. Lets keep this short.

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Jenny ESP said...

Short enough for you?

Jenny ESP said...

Where are the stimulating questions?

StandsMom said...

Hey y'all. Is there an echo? This room is emmmmmpty.

eekareek said...

I think it is just you and I this time

StandsMom said...

Oh, Hi!!! There you are. Just needed a refresher. Duh

Jenny ESP said...

It's the 3 amigos!

eekareek said...

I just want everyone to know that Jenny made me pick this book. But seriously though, I hated it but could stop thinking about it for DAYS

samandlysander said...

Hey everyone

Markie23 said...

I'm good with lets get this over with quickly.

Jenny ESP said...

I did not! I hated this book!

eekareek said...

Would you say there are a plethora of pinatas?

Jenny ESP said...

Raise your hand if this book sucked.

StandsMom said...

I hated it too. That's why I read it so fast and sat on the edge of my seat the whole time.

eekareek said...

It is okay Jenny. I read it before I made it the book. I thought it would make for a fun discussion

samandlysander said...

It wasn't the best book but I couldn't stop reading it either and I thought about it for a couple of days.

Jenny ESP said...

K, did this book have tons of potential, or what? Everyone who read it, flew through it. How lame that it ended up being so bad!

Amanda said...

Did everyone hate the book? Was there anyone that actually liked it?

StandsMom said...

::Hand up::

eekareek said...

The book really took a turn for the worse when they got to that new village and Mary and Travis were stuck in a house together

samandlysander said...

It was okay for me. I'll probably read the sequel to see what happens.

Markie23 said...

I downloaded this book on my ken-doll/not-an-iPhone, so I can't even have the satisfaction of throwin' it in the trash, or burning it.

eekareek said...

Where was the hot steamy bedroom scene during that part

StandsMom said...

I thought it had a lot of potential too. Too much chitty chatting about all kinds of crap tho. I got tired of paragraphs about 'stuff.' Move along already.

eekareek said...

I hated the book...but I will totally read the sequel. I like to torture myself like that

samandlysander said...

Mary was too busy fantasizing about the ocean during the house scene.

Jenny ESP said...

The author set up so many juicy scenarios, and then failed to solve them in an interesting way. Such a bummer. This book needs a major fanfiction makeover.

eekareek said...

Poor Travis had to die a virgin cuz he couldn't climb those attic stairs

Jenny ESP said...

except there are no fans, soooo

Amanda said...

I don't like books that I can have been written by an English major who is looking to make money. I like to read books that a person has felt compelled to write. There's a big difference. This book was all about a woman's dream to write a best selling novel. Very formulaic and insincere. Did anyone else get this feeling as they were reading it? Like you're being spoon fed a BS story?

eekareek said...

I think I may google "fans of Forest of Hands and Teeth"

eekareek said...

At least we had a totally cool contest which got EVERYONE participating, right?

eekareek said...

Oh come on!! Why is it when it is my BOM we only get 31 comments!!!

Jenny ESP said...

Many of her characters were lame and 2-dimensional. The only one I liked was Harry, and he wasn't in it as much as the others.

eekareek said...

This is all me!

samandlysander said...

Ugh I couldn't stand Harry.

eekareek said...

Well, I rented a movie for tonight sooooooo....

Jenny ESP said...

I had high hopes that the author would redeem herself in the sequel... until I found out it's not a sequel, but a companion novel. Different characters, no redeeming the ones she already created.

eekareek said...

I liked Harry. At least he came a saved her from the Sisters. That was more than Travis did. Travis used her to get better than totally dogged her.

Amanda said...

The only character I liked was Travis.

eekareek said...

The author totally copied Mormons by doing a companion book.

Jenny ESP said...

Eek, you're supposed to be leading the convo here, not ignoring our comments...

eekareek said...

I have got 2 more minuites before Morgan said he is starting the movie. Someone say something funny

samandlysander said...

I really liked Travis, I wish his leg wasn't bummed out the whole time, it really held him back.

Amanda said...

Companion novel with different characters??? Oh my gosh, that does not surprise me! This writer is a piece of crap. She made the story up as she went along and she can't even finish it. I am so not surprised.

eekareek said...

Every other comment is mine. I am totally leading.

Jenny ESP said...

How in the world did you end up liking Travis??? He was so boring. And his character was no fleshed out at all.

Zombies, eat flesh.

eekareek said...

It is Mary's daughter in the next book. Don't ask me how she tricked some poor sap into marrying her

eekareek said...

Travis was flakey and would not speak for Mary, even though he said he would.

samandlysander said...

Travis seemed better looking than Harry. Also Harry was kind of annoying he just wanted to stick to the rules and stay inside the village.

eekareek said...

Travis also couldn't even climb the attic stairs

Jenny ESP said...

How do you know she got married?

eekareek said...

Harry was all hot and manly with his ax.

Amanda said...

If Mary and Travis would have had sex in the house I may have liked the book better. Why did she stay upstairs the whole time? Did not make sense at all.

Jenny ESP said...

Harry was hot and manly, carrying that ax around. He was much more devoted to Mary, while Travis just seemed to like Mary because she liked him.

eekareek said...

Travis was a law abiding citizen as well...and a pansy

Amanda said...

I liked Travis better than Harry because Harry was a wuss from the start. At least Travis had the balls to kiss her.

eekareek said...

She hid in the attic because she thought "Crap! I only liked him when he was dying." I felt the same way. He should have just died in the church in the beginning

Jenny ESP said...

The whole book was full of contradictions. Mary and Travis in that house were like an awkward middle school dance. Boys on one side, girls on the other. No romantic connection.

eekareek said...

No he was a cheating pervert to kiss her. He was already engaged to someone else.

Markie23 said...

The author left it kind of vague as to whether or not anything happened the night that Mary and Harry were tied together... so... whadoyathink?

Amanda said...

Everything was Harry's fault from the beginning. And he never came for her when she was taken to the Sisters. So I hated him after that. This book was all his fault.

Jenny ESP said...

Travis was by far the bigger wuss. Not masculine, and not loyal. I hate disloyalty.

StandsMom said...

No. Cause then they wouldve done it again at the house. What was with the red vested super zombie?

eekareek said...

We totally forgot how anti-climatic his leg injury was. I was expecting some controversy injury and when we finally found out what happened, it was that he just fell. That is lamer than breaking your leg while roller skating.

Gabrielle said...

I was so fast because of my unnaturally red vest.

eekareek said...

GABBY!!! Thanks for joining.

Amanda said...

Yeah, I wondered the same thing about Harry and Mary. Did they or didn't they? I think it was rude of the author not to make that clear.

So many unanswered questions.....

Travis said...

Mary was flat-chested. Barely an A cup. And the tunic did nothing for her figure. I could climb the attic stairs. I chose not to.

Jenny ESP said...

Harry was not a doormat. That's why he didn't go visit her. It would have bugged me if he had. The author had Mary chasing the wrong guy. The whole time, I was waiting for Mary to figure it out, and she never did.

Hot Pants said...

Hey gize. Sorry I'm late. I had to go to the store to get some dog food. I guess you could say, "the ox was in the myer"... Fred Meyer.

eekareek said...

I love what a perv you are Amanda! It is hilarious. I dont think they did, because Harry was a gentleman. They wouldn't be the first to not seal the deal on a wedding night...

samandlysander said...

No way Harry and Mary did anything. Mary didn't want to be with him and was still waiting for Travis to show up.

The Sisters said...

We put that book down in the basement hoping Mary would find it. If she would have looked further she would have seen it had some stick figures drawn in compromising positions in the back.

Jenny ESP said...

^^see what a shallow jerk Travis is? I can't stand him. Go away Travis. Go away and cry, baby.

Amanda said...

I thought the story with Gabrielle was anti climatic as well. Boring....

eekareek said...

Limp away Travis.

Markie23 said...

Travis sights, flexes his fingers against the windowsill. "I think that even then I knew I wouldn't be enough for you, Mary. It's no longer about the ocean. It's about you and what you want and need. Maybe you'll be happy with me for a few years..."
He pauses and I can see tears flooding his eyes again. "I can't be your second-choice dream"


Self indulgent nonsense!!

Hot Pants said...

You guys are all sickos

eekareek said...

I think it is safe to say the whole book was anti-climatic, especially all the bedroom scenes. There were a lot in this book and nothing happened.

samandlysander said...

I honestly didn't like Travis or Harry but Travis was the better of the two. He was the only one besides Mary interested in escaping and he did save her life.

Hot Pants said...

I'm gonna rewrite it for you. There will be tons of climactic moments...

Amanda said...

Why did Mary wake up naked after the night she spent with Harry?

I still save Travis is better than Harry. Harry fell in love with what's her name anyway. he's not loyal. Come on.

eekareek said...

I just heard the toilet flush! Morgan is going to start yelling if I don't get up there soon...

Jenny ESP said...

The thing that is so frustrating, is that the awkward group of people leaving the village (Mary, Travis, Harry, Cassandra, and Mary's bro), had soooo much potential for interesting conflicts... yet it was boooorrrriiiing

StandsMom said...

It would just start to build up and then...::sound of a balloon losing all of it's air::

Travis said...

When Mary was on top of me I was completely aroused but she just thought it was the bone sticking out of my leg.

eekareek said...

Harry didn't love her friend, her friend loved Harry but he loved Mary. It was a very complicated love triangle.

Hot Pants said...

At least they didn't spend 100 pages talking about how they were going to save their freaky daughter from something that never even happened.

StandsMom said...

And what was with the little boy? Why did that have to get throw in?

Amanda said...

The whole time I was reading this book I was shouting at Mary, "Shut up about the freaking ocean. I don't want to hear one more word about it. Do you hear me crazy lady?"

eekareek said...

Travis, please don't say the word "aroused".

Jenny ESP said...

Eeek, you are the captain of this ship. That means you're the last one to leave this discussion tonight. Priorities.

StandsMom said...

Just another piece piled on the top and never resolved.

eekareek said...

They needed the boy to start the fire.

Hot Pants said...

k, well it's been fun...see ya

The Ocean said...

Once I get inside your head, you'll sacrifice anything for me.

StandsMom said...

OMGosh. The fire, the smoke, the mud, the zombies moaning, everyone trying to run and stay ahead...it's SO exhausting!

Amanda said...

What I couldn't understand was why they didn't just kill all the Unconsecrated that came up to the fences?

eekareek said...

Do you want my night to be as anti-climatic as this book was Jenny??? Morgan said he wanted to give me a "back massage" tonight. I guess we will just end up like Mary and Travis with him upstairs and me down stairs on the computer.

Jenny ESP said...

Srsly, the ocean is not that awesome. What's the dealio with that? She was more into an ocean filled with dead zombie bodies, than Travis the gimp.

StandsMom said...

I'm sad that Landee actually boycotted. Come on, really?

Markie23 said...

Landee said she was boycotting, but I'm on to her anonymous comments. She just can't quit us.

Flem said...

Boo! Is it too late to join in?

Amanda said...

And I was mad at the author for using stupid words and capitalizing them. Like she was trying to make Them More Important.

eekareek said...

LOL

eekareek said...

Welcome Flem

Jenny ESP said...

Oh, is Landee the annon? Her hissy fit is complete.

Flem said...

Sadly, I may be the lone voice of one entertained by this book.

I will read the sequel

::ducking::

Harry said...

I'm secretly homosexual.

Amanda said...

I think Eek is gonna have better chances with Travis tonight.

eekareek said...

::throwing rotting fruit at Flem::

Jenny ESP said...

Did you like this book, Flem?

Amanda said...

Harry, I knew it!

Hot Pants said...

I hate you all

Amanda said...

Why Flem?

Jenny ESP said...

I know why Flem liked it... bc of the ocean. She's all turned on by the ocean, just like Mary.

eekareek said...

Hot Pants, PLEASE PLEASE DON'T GO

StandsMom said...

I'll say it entertained me. But it didn't fulfill me.

Flem said...

Yes I liked it.

I read it all in one sitting on a flight.

In first class btw.

Maybe you guys don't get the ocean cuz you don't live by it.

Harry said...

I noticed how none of you even acknowledged HotPants, and now she hates you all.

The Zombies said...

We just hunger for human flesh (as the author said millions of times). Don't h8.

Amanda said...

The sequel is not really a sequel.

Flem said...

Well honestly I was happy to find a book in which a superficial romance wasn't THE plot.

::hiding::

Jenny ESP said...

Yeah, if she had been willing to abandon her family and friends for the desert, I would have understood.

eekareek said...

Who is Hot Pants?

StandsMom said...

The zombies never ATE anyone. The bit them and moved on. Was there any evidence that they actually ate people? Other than some random sentence that said so?

Flem said...

I think the whole nun thing was interesting.

And the author was clever. She totally leads you on to think that there is hope at the end of the path and them BAM all hope is gone. Clever.

The brother dying sucked.

Jenny ESP said...

Wrong. A superficial romance WAS THE PLOT. It just fell flat.

eekareek said...

::throwing half eaten, old apples at Flem::

Amanda said...

Why didn't Mary believe that the ocean had zombies in it? Like why wouldn't it when everything else is full of zombies. She's so stupid.

Hi Hot Pants

samandlysander said...

Well I'm getting pretty tired. I can't decide whether to post the book choice of the month at midnight or earlier.

Flem said...

No the zombies did eat people. The people who got infected were the ones who got bitten and then got away, no?

StandsMom said...

How many times did what's-her-face get buried under zombie bodies, but never got bitten? It just seemed a little far-fetched. I was kind of hoping she would get bitten and then we could see it from the other side of the fence.

Mary said...

Flem gets me. She understands desperate, lame and unlikable main characters. She also is pulled toward the ocean no matter how much it costs to live near it.

We are soul mates.

Markie23 said...

This book was the literary equivalent of Lost and Heroes... all questions, no answers.

Sisters said...

HotPants is in a virtual room full of people, and yet, she is all alone.

Amanda said...

The author just made the story up as she went along. All English majors who are not truly writers do this.

eekareek said...

Just post it now, Sam

Flem said...

No way Jennya. The point was a girl who thought that life was about a superficial romance, got a real love with someone who risked his life for her, and realized it wasn't enough.

Now, I think she should have said "see you in two years" instead of turning him down entirely.

samandlysander said...

Ok you gize the book choice of the month will be posted in the next 5 seconds or so. I'm so excited.

People who read the book said...

No one wants to talk to you because you didn't read the book.

Jenny ESP said...

If Mary would have had this enlightening moment at the end, where she realized that she was a selfish B and gave up everything that was truly important in life, then I could have called it a tragic ending. All the ending did was leave a bad taste in my mouth. She ruined her life for a ocean filled with rotting corpses? Huh?

StandsMom said...

I wasn't really sad when the brother died. He was a jerk wad at the beginning of the book and he NEVER explained himself or really apologized.

eekareek said...

Yeah!!! Crap! I just heard the shower shut off!

Amanda said...

Did we ever figure out how her dad became a zombie? Why didn't we know this? Did I miss this answer? I mean the book was so full of answers maybe I missed this one.

Markie23 said...

Whenever you want Sammy. I'm not starting another book tonight though, that's for sure.

Flem said...

You are right on the ending. But I was hoping book 2 she would realize that she really did have happiness.

She should go off on that aufensprang thingy that the amish do. What is it called? Sewing Wild Oats?

She was kind of young to think that the end all be all was Travis. Or his bro.

Amanda said...

Flem, who did you like better, Harry or Travis?

Please say Travis.

StandsMom said...

It was never about love. Only being mudders.

Jenny ESP said...

Oooo, this is a treat Sam! Very excited to see what you picked.

Flem said...

Travis of course.

That was a nice little romance in the middle.

The fact that he gave up on her because she wanted more out of life bugged me because he only pretended to be interesting.

But still, Travis. Way.

StandsMom said...

Maybe that's why Mary was so conflicted. They were all expected to repopulate the village and stuff.

Flem said...

I heart Standsmom.

Markie23 said...

I hope Sammy pics a book about bunnies.

eekareek said...

A world without love is a world without hope, Flem and a book without a romantic plot involving a love triangle with a vampire and a werewolf is not worth reading

StandsMom said...

::blushing::

Jenny ESP said...

I was a love story. Only, she was in love with herself.

Flem said...

The mudders comment=exactly.

Not that it isn't totally fulfilling to be a mom when you could lose one of your kids to a zombie any minute.

samandlysander said...

Ok it's up you gize.

Jenny ESP said...

And the ocean. The ocean was her lovah.

eekareek said...

God expected us all to repopulate the world, Adam and Eve didn't whine and complain to run off to the ocean.

Harry said...

Don't hate me because my hand looked disgusting and disfigured under the water.

Flem said...

The love triangle gets a pass because it is about eternity.

Duh.

This one was about temporary reproduction and fear of losing loved ones and the leading men were coo with dat.

That is why I liked that there was more to life for her.

StandsMom said...

Did anyone else picture the Sisterhood as the nuns from The Sound of Music?

StandsMom said...

...but meaner.

Amanda said...

What did you guys think of the first person present tense narration? I hated it.

Markie23 said...

I'm voting for The Lightening Thief... good night everybody.

Amanda said...

Yes, totally pictured the nuns from the sound of music, lol

eekareek said...

I voted already Sam. If I don't win, just pretend you got some email votes and that Hush Hush really won.

StandsMom said...

I know!

eekareek said...

Markie!!! ::shaking my fists at you::

Memzy said...

Here comes the loser. Is anyone still here?

Amanda said...

Do I bug you guys with all my questions?

::backing away from the convo::

eekareek said...

Shhh, everyone be quiet and Memzy will go away

samandlysander said...

Hush Hush was seriously good in my opinion.

Fun discussion, I have to go put my baby to sleep now. I can't wait to see what everyone wanted to read tomorrow.

Flem said...

Amanda I love your questions!!!

But I just couldn't remember if it bugged me.

I have read two good books since then so I have to rack my brain.

StandsMom said...

What happened to Gabby? Wasn't she here? I wanted to ask her why she was wearing that stupid red vest.

Amanda said...

One of my kids just woke up.

Memzy said...

Hello? Hello?

::walking around to see why the lights are all off::

StandsMom said...

I also read three other books this month. Sheesh.

eekareek said...

::holding very still and not breathing while Memzy walks past me::

Flem said...

Oh yeah the red vest was super annoying!

Gabrielle said...

I got it from the local commerce store. We had stores and things like this in my village. I noticed Mary's village had nothing but creepy nuns.

StandsMom said...

I also pictured the fences like the ones from that dinosaur movie...from way back. Remember?

Flem said...

Also, in case I never get to a review, I really disliked the title.

Jenny ESP said...

I left to go watch that Percy preview. Looks good. Which one should I vote for Sam? Did you already leave?

And I love your questions Amanda. Get the discussion going. We need you!

StandsMom said...

Did you take super vitamins too? How come you could run so fast?

Memzy said...

::yelling out "Sara?",...."Jenny?"::

eekareek said...

Okay, well, I would like to thank everyone for coming tonight. I have to go to bed before my husband starts to cry...again...please feel free to continue discussing while I am gone and thanks for reading my horrible book.

Flem said...

And one confusing thing: Were the nuns breeding the zombies?

Jenny ESP said...

I liked the title. It was creepy.

StandsMom said...

I think the nuns were in on it. They knew something.

Jenny ESP said...

Memzy! Can you not read, Nerd? We're right here.

Gabrielle said...

The sisters gave me vitamins rectally for the week I was there. They were trying to kill me with a vitamin B overdose. When it didn't work they told me to put on my vest and go get some berries from the forest.

StandsMom said...

::laughing::

Out. Loud.

StandsMom said...

Was there seabane in that forest?

samandlysander said...

I came back to check on the votes. Oh and I would probably vote for Hush Hush I really loved it. The percy Jackson story is really good but there really isn't any love story to it.

Jenny ESP said...

I was glad the nuns got attacked by the zombies. They were not looking out for their flock. I did like the fact that women were in charge tho. Even if they were evil.

Jenny ESP said...

Speaking of seabane, has anyone else read the sequel (aka companion) book to Graceling? Flem said it was much better.

The Sisters said...

Our real religion was lesbianism.

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